Re-Imagine Europe is a four-year project presented by ten cultural organisations from across Europe, with an aim to respond to the social and political challenges that we are currently facing. Rising nationalism, climate change and migration are drawing European countries apart, while technological advances continue to change the ways that we interact, urging us to explore new modes of operation. Funded by Creative Europe, the project involves artistic residencies, commissions, workshops and symposia, using art to empower a young generation of digitally connected Europeans to explore new ideas.
Re-Imagine Europe is initiated by Sonic Acts (NL) and coordinated by Paradiso (NL) in collaboration with Elevate Festival (AT), Lighthouse (UK), Ina GRM (FR), Student Centre Zagreb / Izlog Festival (HR), Landmark / Bergen Kunsthall (NO), A4 (SK), SPEKTRUM (DE) and Ràdio Web MACBA (ES).
Roly Porter & MFO at Sonic Acts Festival 2017. Photo by Pieter Kers.
Sonic Acts (NL) was founded in 1994 and is best known for its international festival, with a strong focus on the developments at the intersections of art, technology, music and science. Sonic Acts has become a leading platform for international projects, research and the commissioning and co-production of new artworks.
Paradiso (NL) is an internationally renowned cultural venue founded in 1968, which organises over 900 music, visual and performing arts events per year. Paradiso has developed many cultural projects and large-scale festivals, presenting events within and outside of the organisation itself.
Elevate Festival (AT) has been held every year since 2005 in different places around Graz, offering a unique combination of concerts, political debates and films. Elevate Festival has established itself as an innovative, hybrid festival that questions art through politics.
Lighthouse (UK) is a contemporary culture agency that connects new developments in art, technology and society. Their commissions, exhibitions, events and educational schemes support radical new contemporary art, digital culture, music and film.
INA (FR) was founded in 1974 to preserve France’s radio and television archives and partners with broadcasters and producers. INA gathers, preserves, digitises, restores, and distributes French radio and television archive contents.
Student Centre Zagreb (HR) was founded in 1957 and is a centre for students, artists and professionals. 350 different cultural events are produced each year in the field of theatre, music, film, visual and media arts attracting over 60,000 visitors.
Bergens Kunstforening (NO) is a contemporary art centre with more than 200 events and 12 exhibitions a year. BK collaborates with a large number of international artists, institutions and galleries, producing exhibitions featuring some of the most vital and engaging artists of our times.
A4 - Space for Contemporary Culture (SK) is an independent centre for contemporary art in the centre of Bratislava established in 2004. It is oriented towards creation, presentation and education in innovative forms of theatre, dance, music, film, visual culture and new media art.
SPEKTRUM | art science community (DE) is a space of convergence for cultural communities and trans-disciplinary groups in and outside of Berlin. Spektrum aims to be a platform for the presentation of technology-based artworks and science-focused events.
Ràdio Web MACBA (ES) started in 2006 as an online project from the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art exploring the possibilities of the Internet and radio as spaces of synthesis and exhibition.